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7 Easy Ways to Master Your Money in 2021

Posted 15 mins ago

  It’s always a great time to learn how to master your money and take control of your finances. With these seven simple steps, we’ll show you how to save and invest more while reducing your expenses so you can work toward achieving your short- and long-term financial goals in 2021. Some of them only […]

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Best Ways to Use Your Stimulus Check

Posted 2 weeks ago

2020 was a challenging financial year for many people, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offered many Americans relief from some of the money stressors caused by the COVID pandemic. With two stimulus checks behind us, there’s now a third stimulus payment on the horizon. However, some Americans are still owed […]

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Common Audit Notices and What They Mean for your Taxes

Posted 2 weeks ago

We’ve all heard horror stories about IRS tax audits, but is it really as scary as it seems? The fact is that most audits are automated and less intrusive than you realize, with most of them rectified by simply verifying some basic info. While audits shouldn’t be ignored, they don’t have to rule your life. […]

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Your 2020 Tax Refund FAQs Answered

Posted 3 weeks ago

Note: Netspend is not a tax advisor or CPA. The knowledge in this post is general information and should not replace the advice of a tax professional. For more information, please reach out to a tax professional in your area. Many of our Cardholders have questions about their 2020 tax refund, including when they can expect […]

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Government Stimulus Payment FAQs Round 3

Posted 3 weeks ago

Note: Netspend is not a tax advisor or CPA. The knowledge in this post is general information and should not replace the advice of a tax professional. For more information, please reach out to a tax professional in your area.   A third round of stimulus checks is included in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. […]

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IRS Scams: Dirty Dozen of Tax Return Fraud for 2021

Posted 4 weeks ago

  Each year, the IRS releases a list of the biggest IRS scams to watch out for, called the Dirty Dozen. This year’s IRS Dirty Dozen list contains some familiar scams, including phishing and ransomware attacks, which have also been featured on previous lists. Fraudsters have designed increasingly complex scams over the years, so it’s important […]

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Benefits Payment Schedule: March 2021-April 2021

Posted 1 month ago

As you probably know, we typically receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the Schedule of Social Security Benefits Payments 2020. We post your benefits to your card account as soon as we receive it so you can get paid. Based on previous payment data, here’s when […]

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Your Guide to the 1099-MISC Tax Form

Posted 1 month ago

  Even if you have a professional do your taxes, it’s a smart move to become familiar with all of the paperwork needed to file a proper tax return. One of the forms that may be new to you this year is a 1099-MISC. A common tax form for self-employed workers, a 1099-MISC is an […]

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Truth or Scam: Protect Yourself from Fraud

Posted 1 month ago

A new report released by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners revealed fraud cases are on the rise. In “November 2020, 79% of respondents said they saw an increase in the overall level of fraud”, which steadily rose throughout 2020. This is thought to be in part due to COVID-19 and the resulting financial hardships that people […]

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6 Ways to De-stress from Holiday Spending

Posted 2 months ago

It’s no secret that the holiday period can be one of the most stressful times of the year. If you are shopping for a lot of gifts, food, and holiday décor, all the holiday spending can sometimes even make it feel more stressful than fun. This time of year, the best plan of action is […]

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Why Low-Income Earners Should Still File a Tax Return

Posted 2 months ago

Note: Netspend is not a tax advisor or CPA. The knowledge in this post is general information and should not replace the advice of a tax professional. For more information, please reach out to a tax professional in your area. The IRS offers online tools to help you determine whether or not its required  that […]

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Benefits Payment Schedule: February 2021-March 2021

Posted 2 months ago

As you probably know, we typically receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the Schedule of Social Security Benefits Payments 2020. We post your benefits to your card account as soon as we receive it so you can get paid. Based on previous payment data, here’s when […]

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Understanding Your W-2: The Simple Errors You Can (and Should) Look For

Posted 2 months ago

Filing your taxes on your own comes with plenty of benefits. Online tax filing programs are affordable and accessible, and can walk you through the filing process. But taking tax filing into your own hands means you need to do a little extra preparation to make sure all of the information you collect and enter […]

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The Benefits of Direct Deposit and How to Set it Up

Posted 3 months ago

  No one wants to schlep to work on their day off to pick up a paycheck or wait for it to arrive in the mail, especially when you’ve got bills to pay. But there’s another way to get paid that’s better and faster1 than an old-fashioned paper check — direct deposit. Once you’re signed […]

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Where is my second stimulus payment?

Posted 3 months ago

The IRS started sending out the second round of stimulus payments at the end of December, but some are still waiting to receive theirs. Here’s what you need to know: Where’s my stimulus payment? You can use the Get My Payment tool on the IRS website to see if your payment has been sent and […]